Footwork Technique

Table Tennis Footwork

Last updated 11 years ago

Susan K.

Susan K. Asked 11 years ago

Hi. I'm a beginner at table tennis. My question is about footwork techniques. I am familiar with the "one-step" technique that is used most often. However, my coach also taught me a different one. His technique involves keeping one foot grounded for balance, while you move your other foot to reach to the ball and make your shot. Is this as effective as the "one-step" technique? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Susan,

This sounds the same as the one step footwork.  It is a technique that is used when you don't have enough time to move both feet and get properly balanced with both feet. 

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Susan K.

Susan K. Posted 11 years ago

But this video says otherwise. :S 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

They have used different terminology.  The ITTF coaching manual refers to one step footwork as just one step with one foot, as we do.  This is only differences in names so don't worry too much about it.

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